City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 12-9-1971 as Art. 5 of Ch. 17 of the Revised Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Affirmative action — See Ch. 12.

Personnel policies — See Ch. 82.

Emergencies — See Ch. 222.

Noise — See Ch. 371.

Parades — See Ch. 378.

Peace and good order — See Ch. 395.

Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 491.

§ 406-1
Intent and findings. 

§ 406-2
Picketing restricted. 

§ 406-3
Violations and penalties. 

It is hereby declared that the protection and preservation of the home is the keystone of democratic government; that the public health and welfare and the good order of the community require that members of the community enjoy, in their homes and dwellings, a feeling of well-being, tranquility and privacy and, when absent from their homes and dwellings, carry with them the sense of security inherent in the assurance that they may return to the enjoyment of their homes and dwellings: that the practice of picketing before or about residences and dwellings causes emotional disturbance and distress to the occupants and obstructs and interferes with the free use of public sidewalks and public ways of travel; that such practice has as its object the harassing of such occupants; that without resort to such practice full opportunity exists and, under the terms and provisions of this chapter, will continue to exist for the exercise of freedom of speech and other constitutional rights; and that the provisions hereinafter enacted are necessary for the public interest.


It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in picketing before or about the residence or dwelling of any individual.


Nothing herein shall be deemed to prohibit picketing in any lawful manner during a labor dispute of the place of employment involved in such labor dispute or the holding of a meeting or assembly on any premises commonly used for the discussion of subjects of general public interest.

[Amended 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289; 10-12-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4234]

Unless otherwise provided in the chapter, penalties against persons violating the provisions of this chapter shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of § 1-16A.